OT Activity of the Day:
Toilet paper roll ghosts, bats, and pumpkins!
Target Age Range: 6 and up
This is a great activity for your Kindergartners and older kiddos. This activity promotes fine motor manipulation, scissor skills, precision cutting, and bilateral coordination.
I created this activity so that way we could practice using tape. Tape is often a very tricky thing for kiddos to use and practice always makes better. If your child is in Kindergarten then they are more than capable of using tape and this is a great activity for teaching that such skill!
For this activity I have the child pulling tape off 4 different times so practice they will get! Once they tape down the construction paper to the empty toilet paper roll then they get to start rolling the paper around the empty roll, this is another skill that should be present in all Kindergartners. This is a display of bilateral coordination and fine motor manipulation. Once the paper is all rolled up more tape is required! After the paper is in place around the roll you can get to adding details to whatever Halloween character your child has picked.